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Historical Events In April - 04

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1820  Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

1821  Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock) on April - 04.  

1823  Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables) on April - 04.  

1828  On this day in history casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)  

1828  On April - 04 margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)  

1831  Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898 on this day in history.  

1832  On April - 04 charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro  

1832  On April - 04 jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)  

1836  Jerome Hopkins, composer on April - 04.  

1841  William Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68 on this day in history.  

1843  Hans Richter, composer on April - 04.  

1844  Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history city of Los Angeles incorporated  

1853  Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln on April - 04.  

1854  On this day in history sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai  

1858  On this day in history asteroid 54, Kalypso discovered (named for goddess of silence)  

1858  On April - 04 r Luther discovers asteroid #53 Kalypso  

1859  On April - 04 the opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris France)  

1859  On this day in history opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)  

1862  Battle of Yorktown begins on this day in history.  

1862  US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond on this day in history.  

1862  Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45 on April - 04.  

1864  On April - 04 skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas  

1865  Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse on this day in history.  

1866  Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev on this day in history.  

1866  George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop) on this day in history.  

1870  On April - 04 golden Gate Park established by City Order #800  

1870  Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800 on April - 04.  

1870  On April - 04 george A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church  

1872  On this day in history nikolai Amani, composer  

1875  On this day in history jozef Szulc, composer  

1876  On April - 04 maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)  

1879  On April - 04 gabriel Groulez, composer  

1881  On this day in history charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on April - 04.  

1492  Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564) was born on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history birth of abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer  

1572  On April - 04 birth of william Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)  

1593  Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on April - 04.  

1646  On April - 04 birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on April - 04.  

1688  On April - 04 birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0636  On this day in history death of saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on April - 04.  

1229  On this day in history hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies  

1284  On this day in history alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  On this day in history nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies  

1305  On this day in history death of jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)  

1393  On this day in history floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies  

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